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2015

Past Innovations, Current Conundrums and Future Directions for Models at the Math / EPI Interface, Kezia R. Manlove; Montana State University Applied Math Seminar Series

Pneumonia and Bighorn Recruitment, Kezia R. Manlove; MT Chapter of The Wild Sheep Foundation

The Relative Impacts of Invasion and Persistence of a Chronic Pathogen on Bighorn Sheep Demography, Age Structure and Population Growth Rate, Kezia R. Manlove; Ecological Society of America

The Tail's Tale: Can Macroparasite Aggregation Models Resolve Questions About Microparasite Persistence?, Kezia R. Manlove; Ecological Society of America

Hells Canyon Intensive Lamb Pneumonia Outbreak Monitoring, Kezia R. Manlove and E. F. Cassirer

Missouri Breaks Intensive Lamb Monitoring Report, Kezia R. Manlove and E. F. Cassirer

A Quantitative Approach to Assessing the Efficacy of Occupant Protection Programs: A Case Study from Montana, Kezia R. Manlove, Laura Stanley, and Alyssa Peck; Accident Analysis & Prevention

Can Cattle Be Used to Control Sericea Lespedeza?, Gregory K. Mantz, Juan J. Villalba, and Fredrick D. Provenza; Rangelands

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Modelling water uptake provides a new perspective on grass and tree coexistence, Michael G. Mazzacavallo and Andrew Kulmatiski; PLoS ONE

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Selection for Forage and Avoidance of Risk by Woodland Caribou (Rangifer Tarandus Caribou) at Coarse andLocal Scales, Madeleine T. McGreer, Erin E. Mallon, Lucas M. Vander Vennen, Philip A. Wiebe, James A. Baker, Glen S. Brown, Tal Avgar, Jevon Hagens, Andrew M. Kittle, Anna Mosser, Garrett M. Street, Doug E. B. Reid, Arthur R. Rodgers, Jennifer Shuter, Ian D. Thompson, and et al.; Ecosphere

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Accomplishment Report for Utah's Adaptive Resource Management Greater Sage-grouse Local Working Groups, T. A. Messmer, L. Belton, D. Dahlgren, S. Nicole Frey, and Rae Ann Hart

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Contrasting Mechanisms of Recovery from Defoliation in Two Intermountain-Native Bunchgrasses, Jayanti Ray Mukherjee, Thomas A. Jones, Peter B. Adler, and Thomas A. Monaco; Rangeland Ecology and Management

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Long-term plant responses to climate are moderated by biophysical attributes in a North American desert, S M. Munson, R H. Webb, D C. Housman, Kari E. Veblen, K E. Nussear, E A. Beever, K B. Hartney, M N. Miriti, S L. Phillips, R E. Fulton, and N G. Tallent; Journal of Ecology

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How Does Variation in Winter Weather Affect Deer-Vehicle Collision Rates, Daniel D. Olson, John A. Bissonette, Patricia C. Cramer, Patrick J. Jackson, Kevin D. Bunnell, and Daniel C. Coster; Wildlife Biology

Effect of Dietary Protein Level and Quebracho Tannin on Consumption of Pine Needles (Pinus Ponderosa) by Beef Cows, James Alan Pfister, Juan J. Villalba, and Dale R. Gardner; The Professional Animal Scientist

Value of Plant Diversity for Diet Mixing and Sequencing in Herbivores, Fredrick D. Provenza, Juan J. Villalba, Randy W. Wiedmeier, Tiffanny D. Lyman, Jake M. Owens, Larry D. Lisonbee, Andrea Clemensen, Kevin D. Welch, Dale R. Gardner, and Stephen T. Lee; Rangelands

Competition on the range: science vs, perception in a bison-cattle conflict in the western USA, D. H. Ranglack and J. T. du Toit; Journal of Applied Ecology

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Genetic Analysis of the Henry Mountains Bison Herd, Dustin H. Ranglack, Lauren K. Dobson, Johan T. Du Toit, and James Derr; PLoS ONE

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Transition From Sagebrush Steppe to Annual Grass (Bromus tectorum): Influence on Belowground Carbon and Nitrogen, Benjamin M. Rau, Dale W. Johnson, Robert R. Blank, Annmarrie Lucchesi, Todd G. Caldwell, and Eugene W. Schupp; Rangeland Ecology and Management

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Lichen Monitoring Delineates Biodiversity on a Great Barrier Reef Coral Cay, Paul C. Rogers, Roderick W. Rogers, Anne E. Hedrich, and Patrick T. Moss; Forests

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2015 Annual Report: Effects of Pinyon Juniper Removal on Greater Sage-grouse (Centrocercus Urophasianus) Habitat-use and Vital Ranges in Northwestern Utah, C. Sanford and T. A. Messmer

Modeling the Relationship Between Mule Deer Population Dynamics and Primary Productivity, Steven A. Sims, David C. Stoner, Heather H. Bernales, Kent R. Hersey, Jyoteshwar Nagol, Joseph O. Sexton, and Thomas C. Edwards Jr.; Utah Chapter of The Wildlife Society

Mountain Lions: Terrifying, Tremendous, or Simply Tenacious?, David C. Stoner; High Desert Museum of Natural History

Mule Deer Productivity Tracks Phenological Variability Over a Climatological Gradient, David C. Stoner, Joseph O. Sexton, Jyoteshwar Nagol, Heather H. Bernales, and Thomas C. Edwards Jr.; National Conference of The Wildlife Society

Ecosystem Responses to Plant Phenology Across Scales and Trophic Levels, David C. Stoner, Joseph O. Sexton, Jyoteshwar Nagol, Kirsten E. Ironside, David M. Choate, Kathleen M. Longshore, and Thomas C. Edwards Jr.; American Geophysical Union

Ecosystem Responses to Plant Phenology Across Scales and Trophic Levels, David C. Stoner, Joseph O. Sexton, Jyoteshwar Nagol, Kirsten E. Ironside, David M. Choate, Kathleen M. Longshore, and Thomas C. Edwards Jr.; American Geophysical Union

Weather, Plants, and Large Mammals: Satellite Observation of Vegetation Phenology Inform Wildlife Management in the Southwest, David C. Stoner, Joseph O. Sexton, A. Sims, Heather H. Bernales, J. Shannon, Kent R. Hersey, Jyoteshwar Nagol, David J. Mattson, Kirsten E. Ironside, Kathleen M. Longshore, David M. Choate, and Thomas C. Edwards Jr.; Utah Chapter of The Wildlife Society

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Characterizing DemographicParameters Across Environmental Gradients: A Case Study With Ontario Moose, Garrett M. Street, Tal Avgar, Arthur R. Rodgers, and John M. Fryxell; Ecosphere

Habitat Selection Following Recent Disturbance: Model Transferability With Implications for Management and Conservation of Moose (Alces Alces), Garrett M. Street, Lucas M. Vander Vennen, Tal Avgar, Anna Mosser, Morgan L. Anderson, Arthur R. Rodgers, and John M. Fryxell; Canadian Journal of Zoology

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Using Life History Trade-Offs to Understand Core-Transient Structuring of a Small Mammal Community, Sarah R. Supp, David N. Koons, and S.K. Morgan Ernest; Ecosphere

Watersheds as a tool to study terrestrial ecosystem process, Helga Van Miegroet; Environmental Science and Resource Management seminarseries

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Contrasting Effects of Different Mammalian Herbivores on Sagebrush Plant Communities, Kari E. Veblen, Kyle Nehring, Chris McGlone, and Mark Ritchie; PLOS ONE

Experiences in Utero and Early in Life Influence Feeding Behavior in Ruminants, Juan J. Villalba; Argentinean Society of Animal Production Annual Meetings

Influence of Supplements on Intake of Medusahead by Sheep and Interaction Between Alkaloids and Tannins on Sheep Foraging Behavior, Juan J. Villalba; NCERA 214 Sheep Research Meeting

Primary Roles for Plant Secondary Compounds: Enhancing the Health and Nutrition of Herbivores Through Plant Biochemical Diversity, Juan J. Villalba; The American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting.

Influence of High-Energy Supplements, Silica and Individual Variation on Medusahead Intake and Preference by Sheep, Juan J. Villalba and E. A. Burritt; 68th Annual Meeting of the Society for Range Management

Forage Choice in Pasturelands: Influence on Cattle Foraging Behavior and Performance, Juan J. Villalba, R. Cabassu, and S. A. Gunter; Journal of Animal Science

Understanding and Manipulating Diet Choice in Grazing Animals, Juan J. Villalba, Fredrick D. Provenza, Francisco Catanese, and Roberto A. Distel; Animal Production Science

Understanding Diet Selection in Temperate Biodiverse Pasture Systems, Juan J. Villalba, Kathy J. Soder, and Emilio A. Laca; Rangeland Ecology & Management

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A Combined Tracer/Evapotranspiration Model Approach Estimates Plant Water Uptake in Native and Non-Native Shrub-Steppe Communities, Clemence P. Warren, Andrew Kulmatiski, and Karen H. Beard; Journal of Arid Environments

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If Long-Term Resistance to a Spruce Beetle Epidemic is Futile, Can Silvicultural Treatments Increase Resilience in Spruce-Fir Forests in the Central Rocky Mountains?, Marcella A. Windmuller-Campione and James N. Long; Forests

Evaluation of Harvest Indices for Monitoring Cougar Survival and Abundance, Michael L. Wolfe, Eric Gese, Patricia Terletzky, David C. Stoner, and Lise M. Aubry; Journal of Wildlife Management

Do rules of thumb measure up? Characteristics of fire-scarred trees and samples, Larissa L. Yocom Kent and Peter Z. Fule; Tree-Ring Research

Interactions of fuel treatments, wildfire severity, and carbon dynamics, Larissa L. Yocom Kent, Kristin L. Shive, Barbara A. Strom, Carolyn H. Sieg, Molly E. Hunter, Camille S. Stevens-Rumann, and Peter Z. Fule; Forest Ecology and Management

Climate change and fire in the Southwest, Larissa L. Yocom; Southwest Fire Science Consortium

Climate change and fire in the Southwest. Working Papers in Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Forest Restoration #34, Larissa L. Yocom; Northern Arizona University

Fire Science and Art Series, Larissa L. Yocom; Flagstaff Festival of Science and Fires of Change art exhibition

Wildfire as Fuel Treatment: Effects on Subsequent Fire Size in the Southwest, Larissa L. Yocom; Association for Fire Ecology International Congress

Historical high-severity fire patches in mixed-conifer forests, Larissa L. Yocom, Peter Z. Fule, W. A. Bunn, and E. G. Gdula; Association for Fire Ecology International Congress

2014

Identification of Diet Supplements for Elk Management, Hope Braithwaite, Timothy M. Bateman, Juan J. Villalba, Kari E. Veblen, and Eric Thacker; Utah Wildlife Society Annual Meeting

Identification of Diet Supplements for Elk Management, Hope Braithwaite, Timothy M. Bateman, Juan J. Villalba, Kari E. Veblen, and Eric Thacker; USU Undergraduate Student Showcase

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Soil water retention curves for the major soil types of the Kruger National Park, Robert Buitenwerf, Andrew Kulmatiski, and Steven I. Higgins; Koedoe

Aspen Intake and Preference by Sheep: Implications for Herbivory and Aspen Decline, E. A. Burritt and Juan J. Villalba; Utah Section of the Society for Range Management 2014 Meeting

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Benefits of exposing animals to poor-quality foods early in life, Elizabeth A. Burritt; Utah State University Extension

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Nutritional value and toxins in various noxious weeds, Elizabeth A. Burritt and Rae Ann Hart; USU Extension

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Should ranchers value sagebrush? Why we need sagebrush, Elizabeth A. Burritt, Thomas Monaco, and Eric Thacker; Utah State University Extension

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Feedlot Performance and Profitability of Cattle Fed Either a Mixed Ration or Allowed to Select Their Diet, Elizabeth A. Burritt and S. Paisley; University of Wyoming, Agricultural Experiment Station, Field Days Bulletin

Variation in Fitness Components and Demographic Heterogeneity in Female Kittiwakes: Effects and Effect Sizes Revisited, Emmanuelle Cam, Matthieu Authier, W Link, Lise M. Aubry, and J Y. Monnat; Joint 2014 Annual Meeting British Ecological Society and Société Française d’Ecologie

Hacia un Mejore Entendimiento del Comportamieto de Pastoreo para Optimizar la Expresión de Preferencias Condicionadas por Forrajes de Baja Calidad, Francisco Catanese, Roberto A. Distel, and Juan J. Villalba; Second Joint Meeting American Society Animal Science-Argentinean Association for Animal Production and XXXIX Chilean Congress of Animal Production

Towards a Better Understanding of Foraging Behavior to Boost the Expression of Conditioned Preferences for Low-Quality Foods, Francisco Catanese, Juan J. Villalba, and Roberto A. Distel; The American Dairy Science Association (ADSA), the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS), and the Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS) 2014 Joint Annual Meeting

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Effects of Climatic Variation and Reproductive Trade-offs Vary by Measure of Reproductive Effort in Greater Sage-Grouse, Danny Caudill, Michael R. Guttery, Brent Bibles, Terry A. Messmer, Gretchen Caudill, Erin Leone, David K. Dahlgren, and Renee Chi; Ecososphere

Conserving biodiversity: the tropical challenge, Mark William Chynoweth and Çağan H. Şekercioğlu; Trends in Ecology and Evolution

Understanding Plant Secondary Compounds in Grazing Systems; Above and Below Ground, Andrea K. Clemensen, Jennifer Reeve, and Juan J. Villalba; Society for Range Management 67th International Meeting

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Citizen science reveals widespread negative effects of roads on amphibian distributions, Bradley J. Cosentino, David M. Marsh, Kara S. Jones, Joseph J. Apodaca, Christopher Bates, Jessica Beach, Karen H. Beard, Kelsie Becklin, Jane Margaret Bell, Christopher Crockett, George Fawson, Jennifer Fjelsted, Elizabeth A. Forys, Kristen S. Genet, Melanie Grover, Jaimie Holmes, Katherine Indeck, Nancy E. Karraker, Eran S. Kilpatrick, Tom A. Langen, Stephen G. Mugel, Alessandro Molina, James R. Vonesh, Ryan J. Weaver, and Anisha Willey; Biological Conservation

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Density-dependent intraspecific aggression regulates survival in northern Yellowstone wolves (Canis lupus), Sarah Cubaynew, Daniel R. MacNulty, Daniel R. Stahler, Kira A. Quimby, Douglas W. Smith, and Tim Coulson; Journal of Animal Ecology

Resistance and resilience: a conceptual framework for silviculture, R. J. DeRose and James N. Long; Forest Science

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Greater Sage-Grouse Response to Season-Long and Prescribed Grazing., S. Dettenmaier and T. A. Messmer

Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus Urophasianus) Hen Survival: Effects of Raptors, Anthropogenic and Landscape Features, and Hen Behavior, Jonathan B. Dinkins, Michael R. Conover, Christopher P. Kirol, Jeffrey L. Beck, and S. Nicole Frey; Canadian Journal of Zoology

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Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus Urophasianus) Select Habitat Based on Avian Predators, Landscape Composition, and Anthropogenic Features, Jonathan B. Dinkins, Michael R. Conover, Christopher P. Kirol, Jeffrey L. Beck, and S. Nicole Frey; Condor

Una Manera Novedosa de Incentivar el Consumo de Forrajes de Baja Palatabilidad en Rumiantes. Implicancias de la Manipulación de la Experiencia Temprana, Roberto A. Distel, Francisco Catanese, and Juan J. Villalba; Second Joint Meeting American Society Animal Science-Argentinean Association for Animal Production and XXXIX Chilean Congress of Animal Production

Elephant-mediated ecosystem processes in Kalahari-sand woodlands, J. T. du Toit, S. R. Moe, and C. Skarpe; Elephants and Savanna Woodland Ecosystems: A Study from Chobe National Park, Botswana

Generalities in grazing and browsing ecology: using across-guild comparisons to control contingencies, J. T. du Toit and H. Olff; Oecologia

Elephants and heterogeneity in savanna landscapes, J. T. du Toit, C. Skarpe, and S. R. Moe; Elephants and Savanna Woodland Ecosystems: A Study from Chobe National Park, Botswana

Preference by Sheep for Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescue Grown Adjacent to or at a Distance from Alfalfa, M. A. Friend, Fredrick D. Provenza, and Juan J. Villalba; Animal

Does the Nutritional Context Enhance Intake of and Preference for Medusahead by Sheep?, T. Hamilton, E. A. Burritt, and Juan J. Villalba; Society for Range Management 67th International Meeting

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Interactions between megaherbivores and microherbivores: elephant browsing reduces host plant quality for caterpillars, H. Hrabar and J. T. du Toit; Ecosphere

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A social–ecological systems approach to non-native species: Habituation and its effect on management of coqui frogs in Hawaii, Emily A. Kalnicky, Mark W. Brunson, and Karen H. Beard; Biological Conservation

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Factors Influencing Reproductive Success of Ferruginous Hawks in the Uintah Basin, Utah, Heather L. Keough, Michael R. Conover, and Anthony J. Roberts; Journal of Raptor Research

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Effects of exploitation on an overabundant species: the lesser snow goose predicament, David N. Koons; Journal of Animal Ecology

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Most soil trophic guilds increase plant growth: a meta-analytical review, Andrew Kulmatiski, Andrew Anderson-Smith, Karen H. Beard, Stephen Doucette-Riise, Michael Mazzacavallo, Nicole E. Nolan, Ricardo A. Ramirez, and John R. Stevens; Oikos

Land classification in the interior western United States: a critical assessment of the habitat type concept, A. Kusbach, James N. Long, and J. D. Shaw; Applied Vegetation Science

Vegetation geo-climatic zonation in the Rocky Mountains, northern Utah, USA, A. Kusbach, H. Van Miegroet, J. L. Boettinger, and James N. Long; Journal of Mountain Science

A comprehensive framework of forest stand property-density relationships: perspectives for plant population ecology and forest management, James N. Long and G. Vacchiano; Annals of Forest Science

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Influence of Group Size on the Success of Wolves Hunting Bison, Daniel R. MacNulty, Aimee Tallian, Daniel R. Stahler, and Douglas W. Smith; PLoS ONE

Contact Networks and Mortality Patterns Suggest Pneumonia-causing Pathogens Persist in Wild Bighorn Sheep, Kezia R. Manlove; The Wildlife Society

Using Contact Networks and Mortality Patterns to Estimate Epidemiological Process Parameters, Kezia R. Manlove; Joint Statistical Meetings, Boston

Hells Canyon Intensive Lamb Pneumonia Outbreak Monitoring, Kezia R. Manlove and E. F. Cassirer

Costs and Benefits of Group Living With Disease: A Case Study of Pneumonia in Bighorn Lambs (Ovis canadensis), Kezia R. Manlove, E. Frances Cassirer, Paul C. Cross, Raina K. Plowright, and Peter J. Hudson; Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

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Accomplishment Report for Utah's Adaptive Resource Management Greater Sage-grouse Local Working Groups, T. A. Messmer, L. Belton, D. Dahlgren, S. Nicole Frey, and Rae Ann Hart

Impala as controllers of elephant-driven change within a savanna ecosystem, S. R. Moe, L. Rutina, H. Hytteborn, and J. T. du Toit; Elephants and Savanna Woodland Ecosystems: A Study from Chobe National Park, Botswana

Life-history characteristics of mule deer: effects of nutrition in a variable environment, Kevin L. Monteith, Vernon C. Bleich, Thomas R. Stephenson, Becky M. Pierce, Mary M. Conner, John G. Kie, and R. Terry Bowyer; Wildlife Monographs

Effect of a High-Energy Supplement on Medusahead-Infested Rangeland use by Sheep, Juan J. Montes-Sánchez and Juan J. Villalba; Society for Range Management 67th International Meeting

Geographical Distribution: Eleutherodactylus Planirostris (Greenhouse Frog)., Christina A. Olson, Arvin C. Diesmos, and Karen H. Beard; Herpetological Review

Rangeland Restoration: A Method to Mitigate Lupine-Induced Crooked Calf Syndrome on the Channeled Scablands of Eastern Washington, Kip E. Panter, Clinton A. Stonecipher, B. Waldron, T. Platt, and Juan J. Villalba; Society for Range Management 67th International Meeting

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In defense of fences, M. Pfeifer, C. Packer, A. C. Burton, S. T. Garnett, A. J. Loveridge, Daniel R. MacNulty, and P. J. Platts; Science

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Grazing Tall Larkspur Ranges: A Livestock Producer's Decision-making Handbook, James A. Pfister, Dale R. Gardner, Daniel Cook, Ben T. Green, Kevin D. Welch, and Elizabeth A. Burritt; USU ExtensionNR/RangeManagement/2014-03pr

Influence of Drinking Water with Quebracho Tannin on Intake of Endophyte-Infected Tall Rescue by Cattle, Frederick D. Provenza, Tiffany L. Jensen, and Juan J. Villalba; Animal Feed Science and Technology

Organic Farming, Soil Health and Food Crop Quality: Considering Possible Linkages, Jennifer Reeve, Amaya Atucha, Cynthia A. Cambardella, Patrick M. Carr, Donald R. Davis, Kathleen Delate, L. Hogland, J. Grossman, K. Jacobsen, and Juan J. Villalba; Soil Science Society of America

Breeding Origins of Northern Shovelers (Anas Clypeata) Wintering on the Great Salt Lake, Utah, Anthony J. Roberts and Michael R. Conover; The Wilson Journal of Ornithology

Diet and Body Mass of Ducks in the Presence of Commercial Harvest of Brine Shrimp Cysts in the Great Salt Lake, Utah, Anthony J. Roberts and Michael R. Conover; The Journal of Wildlife Management